Everybody loves weddings. When else do you get to get all dressed up, attend a spiffy event and bring along a toaster as a gift? Never.
Guests always look forward to a delicious meal at the wedding reception after a long day of telling the bride how beautiful she looks. Guests also like wine. Good wine.
So, we thought we’d show you a few amazing places to get married where you can enjoy the Nectar of the Gods.
The name, L’Avenir means ‘the future’ – pronounced ‘love-in-here’ – and the estate produces various award-winning wines including an icon Pinotage and Chenin Blanc under the Grand Vin label. L’Avenir nestles in the valley below the Simonsberg Mountains, offering some of the best of Stellenbosch Winelands. This boutique estate boasts extraordinary views and is located just outside the quaint town of Stellenbosch.
Baden is a beautiful farm amidst peaceful and tranquil surroundings in the Baden Valley. Situated only 5km outside Montagu, Badensfontein is the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. Guests are encouraged to wander around the farm and can enjoy long relaxing walks through vineyards and amongst Klein Karoo Fynbos. The farm is close to the therapeutic hot pools of Montagu Springs.
Energy and enthusiasm, purpose and vision. The Du Toits of Kloovenburg have these – by the barrelful. Enough to achieve the high standards they have set for their wines – and enough to maintain a proud family tradition through decades to come. Guests can take a dip in the lovely swimming pool, relax in the charming living area with a fireplace, or explore the stunning farm. There is also a two-hour walking trail nearby for the more active guest.
Holden Manz, the magnificent boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic mountain views, represents the epitome of Franschhoek living. The 22-hectare wine estate benefits from fertile soils and a state of the art winemaking cellar. With a guiding principal to ‘tread lightly’, the Holden Manz team works hard to minimize their carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
The wine estate truly presents a unique version of paradise. One only needs to take a long stroll around the well-loved garden surrounding the wine estate and boutique Franschhoek Country House to see all the work that has gone into its creation.
Five kilometres outside Stellenbosch in the heart of the winelands you will find a place of serenity and ultimate beauty at Zorgvliet Wines Country Lodge. Surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains near Stellenbosch, you will be amazed at the breathtakingly spectacular views, and your wedding pictures will afford you absolutely classic memories.
At dusk the valley becomes tranquil and filled with magic, the mountains are painted in the colours of our rainbow nation as the last rays of sunshine greet the valley good night.
Surval Boutique Olive Estate may not be situated on a wine estate, but they have a fully stocked and accessible wine cellar where you can choose from a selection of the finest wines that South Africa has to offer.
The estate, situated in Outshoorn, offers an on-location chapel, with the most breath-taking view of the Swartberg Mountain. You can then host your reception in one of the unique venues, guaranteed to create a memorable occasion that your guests will remember for years to come.
Once an 18th century outpost for the Dutch East India Company, Bot River is now home to Beaumont Wines, a family-run winery with a proud tradition of making individualistic wines from ancient clay-rich soils in the Walker Bay region.
In the spring time the mountain flowers are unique and summer time is swimming time in two beautiful mountain-water dams.
Experience the splendour of the breathtaking winelands of nearby Stellenbosch and surrounding wine estates. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, Devonvale Golf& Wine Estate is the ideal place to get the perfect wedding snaps!
The tastefully appointed venue, with its rustic roof and ceiling structure, soft lighting, and sprung dance floor is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding. Large French doors open onto a private garden and gazebo, ideal for your ceremony. The Estate, with its lush gardens and rolling vineyards, is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos while your guests enjoy champagne and gourmet canapés prepared by the chefs.
THIS BLOG claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and do not wish for it appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.